iFi audio ZEN CAN Signature 6XX / ZEN DAC Signature !!!
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iFi audio ZEN CAN Signature 6XX

As you may all know, iFi audio ZEN CAN Signature 6XX was originally to be Drop-branded, as described here:

(Please see 38:16 - 39:09)​

It's now iFi branded but will still launch as a Drop exclusive.

SEE IT ON DROP HERE!



iFi audio ZEN CAN Signature 6XX features a (bypassable) high fidelity active EQ synergistic with the amplification circuit itself to tailor the sound of the amp to the characteristics of the popular Sennheiser HD6XX (also suitable for the Drop HD58X and the regular HD580 / 600 / 650 / 800S) to bring out the best in them, plus a (bypassable) highly realistic analog spatializer for transforming your headphones into a spacious home HiFi listening environment.



iFi audio ZEN CAN Signature 6XX will feature sophisticated circuit design and high end components as also found on the Pro iCAN to produce class-leading results in the traditional measures of performance such as THD, noise floor, output power, etc.



Here's a bit of extra information we're putting here, ahead of even the Drop post. The correction curve applied by iFi audio ZEN CAN Signature 6XX will be as follows:



Specs
  • Inputs: RCA, 3.5 (single-ended), 4.4mm (balanced)
  • Headphone output: 6.35 mm, 4.4 mm
  • Gain: 0 dB, 6 dB,12 dB,18 dB adjust
  • THD+N (A-Weighting): 0.0066% (balanced), 0.0058% (single-ended)
  • Maximum output power (16 ohms): 3.0 V / 600 mW (balanced), 4.0 V / 1000 mW (single-ended)
  • Maximum output power (300 ohms): 15.1 V / 756 mW (balanced), 7.6 V / 196 mW (single-ended)
  • Maximum output power (600 ohms): 15.2 V / 385 mW (balanced), 7.6 V / 98 mW (single-ended)
  • SNR: -112 dB (balanced), -112 dB (single-ended)
  • Dynamic range: -112 dB (balanced), -112 dB (single-ended)
  • Frequency response (-3dB): 10 Hz – 200 kHz
  • Function Button: HD6XX adaption and/or XSpace; Bypass
  • IMD: 0.0098%
  • Crosstalk: -50 dB
  • Zout (headphone out): 0.25 ohms (single-ended), 0.5 ohms (balanced)
  • Zout (balanced line out): 200 ohms
  • Maximum power consumption: 13 W / 2.6A
  • Dimensions: 4.6 x 3.9 x 1.2 in (11.7 x 10 x 3 cm)
  • Weight: 1.87 Ibs (0.85 kg)


iFi audio ZEN DAC Signature
A Standout DAC Gets a Signature Upgrade


SEE IT ON DROP HERE!



With a sleek form factor, solid build, and stellar sound, iFi audio’s ZEN DAC is one of the most talked-about USB DAC/amps on the market today. Now we're taking the conversation further in a Drop-exclusive model: the ZEN DAC Signature. Like the original ZEN DAC, this premium iteration can be powered by mains or a connected USB source. It boasts the same bit-perfect Hi-Res audio support, with PCM decoding to 384kHz, as well as native DSD and MQA decoding.



Where the Signature stands out is its upgraded circuitry with premium parts selection for unparalleled analog conversion. The Signature features high-end, low-noise capacitors and resistors found in iFi’s flagship Pro series to preserve the signal in the purest form. Any downstream amplifier will sound crystal-clear when paired with this game-changing amp, but the ZEN DAC Signature (with its balanced circuit and 4.4mm output) makes an exceptional duo with the purpose co-designed ZEN CAN Signature 6XX.



Specs:
  • Input: USB-B 3.0 socket (USB-B 2.0 compatible)
  • Supported formats:
    • 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 / 384 kHz, PCM
    • 2.8 / 3.1 / 5.6 / 6.2 / 11.2 / 12.4 mHz, DSD
    • 353 / 384 kHz, DXD
  • DAC: Bit-perfect DSD and DXD by Burr Brown
  • Power consumption: 5V / 174ma, P = 0.887W (on idle using included iPower)
  • Audio RCA output (unbalanced): 2.1 V fixed, 1 V – 3.3 V maximum (variable)
  • 4.4 mm Pentaconn output (balanced): 4.2 V fixed, 2 V – 6.2 V maximum (variable)
  • Z output (unbalanced): ≤ 100 ohms
  • Z output (balanced): ≤ 200 ohms
  • SNR: < -117 dB(A) at 0 dBFS (unbalanced / balanced)
  • DNR: > 117 dB(A) at -60 dBFS (unbalanced / balanced)
  • THD+N: <0.0011% at 0 dBFS (unbalanced / balanced)
  • Dimensions: 4.6 x 3.9 x 1.2 in (11.7 x 10 x 3 cm)
  • Weight: 1.65 lbs (0.75 kg)
USEFUL LINKS
  1. ZEN CAN Signature 6XX - Tech Note #1
  2. ZEN DAC Signature - Tech Note #1
 
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What a good idea
 
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Will a 4.4mm male to male be included with the amp?

Edit: iFi responded in a Drop.com thread and said they will include the cable :)

Edit 2: The cable is included...for an extra $89 :beerchug:
 
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this amp wants me to get a 6xx just to see how the synergy will be. to bad drop is not a good option in Germany because of tax and return policy if its broke
 
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this amp wants me to get a 6xx just to see how the synergy will be. to bad drop is not a good option in Germany because of tax and return policy if its broke
Indeed, I have a 58X and this might have been on my radar if I was able to purchase from a European vendor, nevertheless a great idea for those in the USA.
 
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Indeed, I have a 58X and this might have been on my radar if I was able to purchase from a European vendor, nevertheless a great idea for those in the USA.
wich seller is that?
 
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Will this also be suitable for the 660s?
 
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That is marketing 101 right there lol!
 
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Will this also be suitable for the 660s?
Senns HD 660 have noticeably different FR than HD 600/650/6XX above 2kHz, but are quite similar on bass. Our ZEN CAN Signature 6XX will thus improve bass of HD 660.
 
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It's going to be an expensive option for UK/EU buyers with customs and excise taxes etc.
 
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What does it do again? have a special 6xx button?

Get your point but don't see an issue, most products on here at times make numerous claims. If it sounds good then there is no issue.
 
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